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You Can Make a Difference— Join in the Tribute to Injured and Fallen Workers

Join workers, families, community groups, unions, policy makers and advocates as they pay tribute to workers who have been injured or killed on the job at the Workers’ Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24.

The event, which will take place at the UCLA Labor Center, 675 South Park View Street, Los Angeles, is co-sponsored by the Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (SoCal COSH) and the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety & Health Program (UCLA LOSH).

SoCalCOSH is a non-profit organization committed to educating, advocating and mobilizing workers and policymakers to create safe and healthy workplaces in Southern California. UCLA LOSH is a nationally recognized center promoting safe workplaces through teaching and education, research and policy advocacy.

“More than 5,000 workers died on the job in 2008,” says Pete Greyshock, Coordinator for SoCal COSH. “Workers’ health and safety must be a priority. Presently, it’s not a top-shelf issue for those in Congress. We have to get the word out; we have to contact our representatives in Congress so that workplace deaths don’t continue to be a daily occurrence.”

Through community dialog and sharing of information regarding safe work environments, the Workers’ Memorial Day event is one way to create a cohesive call to action.

Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP believes in promoting such a worthwhile event that puts workers’ health and safety front and center. We have been a proud sponsor of this event for many years and will be actively involved again this year.

For more information about the Workers’ Memorial Day, contact SoCalCOSH at 213-346-3277 or socalcosh@gmail.com.

 

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